Welcome to The Digest—a weekly bite-sized round-up of the best places to eat in Macau, from Michelin-starred restaurants to casual dining. Find out what’s cooking to help you shape your eating agenda for the week ahead.

Street Food Festival Debuts In Macau


Takoyaki with regular sauce (Photo: Courtesy of Studio City)

The Michelin Guide’s inaugural four-day Street Food Festival at Studio City’s Macau Gourmet Walk will see chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, celebrated Bib Gourmand and Michelin-recommended eateries across Asia serving their street food creations and signature delicacies. With fare ranging from Singapore’s famed hawker stalls to Shanghainese dim sum and Japanese 'little eats' to Macau’s own classic street food, festival-goers can eat their way through signature dishes and one-off festival creations at value-for-money prices.

October 5-8
Free admission
12 noon-8pm daily
Macau Gourmet Walk, Studio City, Estrada do Istmo
studiocity-macau.com, guide.michelin.com.hk/en/michelinstreetfoodfest2017

Best Beer And Donut Party


 Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Okura Macau

The signature restaurant of Hotel Okura Macau, Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining, offers guests a marriage of minimalistic and traditional design style with modern aesthetic, sweeping views of Macau, and a very appetising menu featuring a number of gozen sets, kaiseki sets and a la carte options. For something completely different, executive chef Akira Hayashi and his culinary team have prepared Japanese versions of Homer Simpson’s favourite food and drink: beer and donuts. Guest can unleash their inner Simpson with a tempting selection of the world’s most popular Japanese beers, and a variety of snacks including October’s highlight, a sushi donut (sushi rice with Sashimi in donut shape). Mmm . . .

Yamazota, Hotel Okura Macau, 28/F, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai
+853 8883 5116, hotelokuramacua.com, nagomi@hotelokuramacau.com

Living the Dolce Vita At Bella Taipa


Chopped filet mignon with arugula and Grana Padano d.o.p. (Photo: Courtesy of Bella Taipa)

The newest kid on the block and one of the best. Bella Taipa is a contemporary Italian restaurant with a stylish interior design spread over three floors, plus the newly-opened rooftop, of a beautifully restored shophouse in the heart of Taipa Village. The menu is equally enticing with dishes ranging from exquisitely-plated starters such as fresh lobster salad or Parma ham with burrata cheese d.o.p., fresh figs and Acacia honey to mains that include oven-baked sea bass with asparagus or chopped filet mignon with arugula and Grana Padano d.o.p.. With warm and well-informed waitstaff, this recently opened restaurant is a hidden gem.

Bella Taipa, 1 Rua dos Clérigos, Taipa, +853 2857 6621, bellataipa.com

Brunch—To the Manor Born


Photo: Courtesy of The St Regis Macao

For anyone seeking a lavish Sunday brunch experience, look no further. The Manor, The St Regis Macao’s signature restaurant, offers a sumptuous range of seafood on the Crustacean Bar at the Verandah, from cold poached Alaskan crab legs and Boston lobster to blue mussels, razor clams and prawns; a curated a selection of freshly shucked oysters; prime meat and gourmet delicacies; teppanyaki and carving stations; as well as pass-around signatures like ocean trout ceviche with oyster tartar and Hokkaido scallop with Cantonese cheese sauce. Save room for an enticing selection of desserts such as croquembouche, dulce de leche chocolate cake and mouth-watering cupcakes, along with free-flowing wines, punches and sangrias, juices and soft drinks. This is a perfect way to enjoy a truly decadent Sunday afternoon with family and friends.

Sunday brunch at The Manor
Every Sunday, 12 noon-3.30pm
The Manor, 1/F, The St. Regis Macao, Estrada Do Istmo, Cotai
+853 8113 2777, themanormacao.com, themanor.macao@stregis.com

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Tags: Studio City, The St Regis Macao, Taipa Village, Hotel Okura Macau, The Manor, Macau Dining, Street Food Festival, Bella Taipa, Yamazota